Arcangel Castillo-Olivari


Olivari, Arcangel Castillo Venezuelan composer, of mostly orchestral and electroacoustic works that have been performed in the Americas.

Mr. Olivari studied composition and conducting with Alfredo Rugeles at the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Musicales in Caracas from 1986-90, where he earned his BMus in composition. He then studied composition with Joel Hoffman and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and computer music with Mara Helmuth at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, on a Fulbright Scholarship, and there earned his MMus in composition in 1996. Among his honors are an honorable mention from the Consejo Nacional de la Cultura (1988, for Five Songs Op. 3) and First Prize in the chamber music competition of the Asociacion Cultural por la Musica de Camara (1989, for Trio de Cuerdas). He has also served residencies at the MacDowell Colony (2001) and the Yaddo Arts Colony (2002). Currently he is a professor of Music Composition, Orchestration and Music Theory at the University of Los Andes in Mérida Venezuela.

Mr. Olivari has been also active in other positions in the past. He served as assistant conductor of the Cantoria de Merida from 1979-83 and the children's chorus of the Orquesta Nacional Juvenil in Caracas from 1983-85. He also served as director of the Music Department of the Audiovisual Archive at the Biblioteca Nacional (Public National Library) in Caracas from 1990-92 and conducted the "Banda Sinfonica de la Estado Merida" (Merida State Symphonic Band) from 1992-94 and the "Orquesta Nacional Juvenil" in Merida (Merida Youth Orchestra) from 1992-94.


ORCHESTRAL: Elegy, string orchestra, 1988; Three Movements for String Orchestra, 1996;
Four for Four (concerto), string quartet, small orchestra, 2002;
IL Giardino del Mago, Orchestral version, 2003,
Violin Concerto , 2004; Four Movements for Chamber Orchestra, 2004.
Nocturnal No. 1 for Piano and Chamber Orchestra, version 2005; Guitar Concertino, October 2005; Piano Concerto, 2005;

CHAMBER MUSIC: "Orpheus: The Last Transit" (Melodrama) for MezzoSoprano, Flute, Oboe, Harp, Synthesizer and Double Bass, c. 1990;
Nocturnino , harp, c. 1989;
Postludio , harp, 1991; String Quartet No .1, 1999; Nocturnal No .2, (Piano solo)1996;
Four Movements for Two Pianos
, 1997. "El Jardin del Mago" version for string quartet, 2004.
Four Songs for Mezzo-soprano and String Quartet, 2004;
String Trio , 1986 - revised 2005; String Quartet No. 2, revised 2005; 5 Piano Pieces, revised 2005; Wind Quintet, 2005;
Canciones Breves, Flute and Piano, Revised 2005;

ELECTROACOUSTIC: "Chaos Metamorphosis" inspired in Greek Mythology, computer;
"Pierrot" evolved from a poem written by me and inspired by a dance performance , computer;
EverybodyDrinksMerlot, computer;
Oracion por la Paz (text by Carlos Cesar Rodriguez), piano, CD;
Save Twilight (text by Julio Cortazar), DVD; SOLEANDO , violin, DVD, computer.

Variations Op. 1 Transformations and transitions from a single picture

Road Variations (Same process)

DVD Soundtrack I am doing about Merida, Venezuela



"Postludio" Isabel Santos, harp (private, 2001)

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